Peavey CEL-2a - Compressor

Peavey CEL-2a - Compressor

Peavey CEL-2a - Compressor

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Peavey CEL-2a - Compressor

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Product Highlights

  • Dual Channel
  • Expander
  • Limiter

Peavey CEL-2a overview

  • 1Description

The CEL-2a from Peavey is a single-rack space, dual compressor that can be operated as either two independent compressors, or as a linked stereo compressor with true RMS summing. Soft-knee topology is used for the compressor and expander functions, which provide smooth transition curves. This results in dynamic changes being less obvious and more aesthetically pleasing, as well as being easier to adjust.

The downward expander section has threshold and ratio adjustments to allow it to be used for noise reduction (slight ratio) or a gate (high ratio). An LED lights when it is active. The compressor has attack and release controls in addition to threshold and ratio controls for complete versatility. Any level lost due to compression can be made up by the gain control.

The limiter is an infinite ratio compressor that keeps the output from exceeding a level set by its threshold control and has only one adjustment. It is totally independent of the compressor's settings and can be used to stop peaks from getting through when only mild compression (a low ratio setting in the compressor section) is desired. It has its own LED to indicate when it has been activated.

A side-chain insert (with its own enable switch) in the detector path allows manipulation or replacement of the detector signal. Built into the side-chain are two selectable filters - a low-cut filter and a "de-ess" filter. These functions can be used simultaneously.

The unit has fully-balanced inputs and outputs, with XLR and 1/4" jack connections. A special "one cable" in/out 1/4" TRS jack has is provided to allow the use of a standard 1/4" stereo cable to directly connect the unit to an insert jack of a mixer. High-quality, voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA) and RMS-rectifier integrated circuits are used to maintain low distortion and excellent noise performance.

Compressor, limiter and expander functions simultaneously available
Operates as 2 independent compressors or a linked stereo compressor with true RMS summing
One cable (per channel) operation with mixer TRS inserts
Full gain reduction monitoring of expander, compressor and limiter processors
Soft-knee topology providing smooth transition curves
Expander section includes threshold and ratio adjustments
Side-chain insert
Built-in de-esser and low-cut side chain filters
Fully balanced inputs and outputs (XLR and 1/4" TRS)
Low noise circuitry
In the Box
Peavey CEL-2a - Compressor
  • AC Power Cable
  • Two (2) Year Warranty
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    Peavey CEL-2a specs

    Function Compressor/expander/limiter
    Number of Channels 2
    Inputs 2 x XLR
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone
    2 x 1/4" TS phone
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone Insert
    Outputs 2 x XLR
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone
    2 x 1/4" TS phone
    Maximum Input Level Not specified by manufacturer
    Compression Threshold -40dBu to +20dBu
    Compression Ratio 1:1 to infinity:1
    Attack Time 0.5 mSec to 100 mSec
    Release Time 0.05 sec to 2 sec
    Maximum Output Level Not specified by manufacturer
    Make-up Gain 0dB to +20dB
    Frequency Response 20Hz to 64kHz, +0.0dB/-1.0dB)
    Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Noise SNR: 97dB (0.0dBu reference level)
    Power Requirements 100~120VAC, 50/60Hz
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 9.25 x 1.75" (483 x 235 x 45mm)
    Weight 7.2 lbs (3.3kg)
    Specialties Expander section includes threshold and ratio adjustments
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 18.05 x 4.0"

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